Featuring a bevy of fuzzy samples and Homeboy’s signature witticisms, there’s something a little acrid and a little tongue-in-cheek about this entire “ode to the home of the free.”
Put together with a little production help from labelmates Knxwledge, Oh No and Jonwayne, the track’s a reflection on the hypocrisy present in a lot of socio-economic affairs in what was once hailed as a land of limitless opportunity. Calling out eviction laws, welfare, and inner city food deserts, he has the lyrical prowess to come up with lines that make you “a-ha” at their versatility and make you do a double take.
After all, who wouldn’t be suspicious of a place where you always have “the public park and the park bench”?
Homeboy Sandman’s Hallways is out September 2 on Stones Throw.